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The parson mug prize draw #7

Bye bye beautiful beaches, welcome to the city! Our mug explored one of the biggest cities in the world. 24 million people live here, and the name means city upon the sea. It also has the longest metro system (637 km). more ...

Working in self-organizing teams. Or: how we get rid of management

Today's world is VUCA : volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous. Companies are facing complex challenges such as Industry 4.0 and the Internet of Things. Those who do not respond fast, may be driven out of the market. more ...

Office Pets. Part II: Blacky and Felix

This is the second (and last) part of our blog series about office pets. This time, we present Blacky and Felix, two brothers. They are six years old, curious, and always hungry. more ...

Check if or check that? Or: Have you tried turning if off and on again?

How often do we read or write that we should check something? Example: "Check if the computer is connected to power." Clear message, no misunderstanding. But what if it says: "Check that the computer is connected to power." more ...

Ten questions for Ines Lasch, intern at parson

Ines Lasch just finished her vocational training as a technical writer and is doing an eight-week internship at parson. We asked her ten questions. more ...

The Hole has a Name

We have a winner.

From now on, The Hole is called Hamburg Dungeon. Thank you all for participating. Rest assured that we considered all of your suggestions in our not-so-objective voting. The first vote resulted in a 6:6 between Hamburg Dungeon and Red Dragon. A second ballot was needed to determine the winner.

Dungeon, Red Dragon? Yes, we have to make a confession: We love fantasy, some of us anyway: movies, books, TV shows. After work, we withdraw into another world, which so obviously contradicts the cold-hard-fact reality of technical documentation. We exchange the latest Doctor Who season for Outlander books. We discuss whether the Purple Wedding or the Red Wedding will send more Game of Throne fans into therapy, and we talk shop about how to best capture a dragon.

You might be interested which suggestion came third: Icelandic vulcanos. There are 130 of them. Who needs so many meeting rooms? But the suggestion coincides with the latest bunga-bunga of the Icelandic vulcano Bárðarbunga. Have you tried to pronounce Bárðarbunga? You can practice here:

bardarbunga

Source: mbl.is

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